2021 Unico "Esoterico", White Blend , Riverland & Clare Valley, South Australia
Crafting a pinpoint precise, squeaky clean wine is one of the most boring things Unico Zelo could possibly think of. They prefer embracing one's inner creative, and searching for more radical experiences. The Esoterico White Blend has become one of their most cult-followed wines since they began.
It's not exactly white wine, nor red - many call it Amber wine...but they just call it Esoterico. Unico has no additions of any kind to this wine. There is no fining or filtration involved, with the wine allowed to clarify by gravity alone - resulting in a slight haze and sediment. They describe this as one of the most enjoyable wines to craft, as there was no preconceived idea of what it must taste like - the chief driver is pure drinkability - a 'scrumptious' quality - mouthwatering acidity and 'say hello!' tannins. It's a Bohemian at heart.
Zibibbo, Gewurtztraminer, Moscato Giallo, Greco, Chardonnay